"The consciousness of good intentions disdains ambiguity. I shall not, however, multiply professions on this head. My motives must remain in the depository of my own breast. My arguments will be open to all, and may be judged of by all. They shall at least be offered in a spirit which will not disgrace the cause of truth."
-'Publius' The Federalist No. 1
It seems as though that our friends on the left side of the aisle will stop at nothing to utterly destroy our Republican leaders through any means they deem necessary necessary. As you very well may know, Tom Delay had a "one count of criminal conspiracy" indictment handed down to him yesterday by a grand jury in Travis County, Texas. Curious as your humble pundit was about the matter, I began to seek more and more information attempting to gleam what was actually transpiring. My audience should take it for what they will, but it seems as though Mark Levin has hit the proverbial nail on the head with his notation on NRO's Corner,
Here's my first take on this indictment (I've only read the indictment and nothing more for now): The indictment is three pages in length. Other than a statement that "one or more" of 3 individuals, including Tom DeLay, entered into an illegal conspiracy, I can't find a single sentence tying Tom DeLay to a crime. That is, there's not a single sentence tying DeLay to the contribution. The indictment describes the alleged conduct of two other individuals, but nothing about DeLay. You would think if Ronnie Earle had even a thin reed of testimony linking DeLay to the contribution, it would have been noted in the indictment to justify the grand jury's action. Moreover, not only is there no information about DeLay committing acts in furtherance of a conspiracy, there's no information about DeLay entering into a conspiracy. I honestly believe that unless there's more, this is an egregious abuse of prosecutorial power. It's a disgrace. I understand that not everything has to be contained in an indictment, but how about something!
Dare I speculate that many democrats and liberals do not even have an ounce of understanding to what is actually the 'goings on' surrounding this indictment? (If you have not seen the indictment, here it is) It the unfortunate reality of our lived that our leaders would cling to such meager scraps of political meat in launching a political attack with such brevity. Make no mistake, your humble pundit will be one of the first to chastise Delay if there is credence within this process, but as of this moment it seems as though this is much ado about nothing. As Delay himself said yesterday,
"This morning, in an act of blatant political partisanship, a rogue district attorney in Travis County, Texas, named Ronnie Earle charged me with one count of criminal conspiracy, a reckless charge wholly unsupported by the facts."